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Inspiring Vietnam In 14 Days

Inspiring Vietnam In 14 Days

$4024 $2012 per person
14 Days 13 Nights

Let’s join the Inspiring Vietnam tour to make a wonderful journey to cover all the highlights of the country with its hospitality attitude, rich cuisine, and beautiful sightseeing. Start your adventure by cycling through the countryside and joining the daily activities of local people. Then, go ahead to an off-beat Mai Hich to enjoy the stunning views of rice terraces and explore the authentic lifestyle of the local minorities. Have a relaxing break with an overnight cruise to the world-famous Halong Bay and step back in past by visiting Hue, the former imperial capital. Take the most scenic road in Asia – Hai Van pass to reach the charming lantern town of Hoi An. End your trip with modern Ho Chi Minh and overnight stay at the lush Mekong with its floating markets, sampan rides, and fruit plantations.

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  • Departure/Return Location
    Hanoi/ Ho Chi Minh City
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Tour Plan

1
Welcome To Vietnam - Hanoi Arrival
Your Vietnam adventure begins with your arrival in Hanoi. Your private driver will meet you at the airport, holding a signboard with your name. He will escort you to your accommodation right in the heart of the city, with the fascinating Old Quarter at your fingertips. You can easily explore the city at your own pace or relax at the hotel after the flight.
Overnight in Hanoi.
2
Escape To The Nature With Ba Vi Eco Tour (B/L)
Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel then our experienced English-speaking guide escorts you on the trip to Ba Vi, a countryside located on the outskirt of Hanoi.
Arrive at Ri village, enjoy the welcome drink and snacks and meet your first host - Mr. Duoc, who is a Vietnam War veteran and tea-farm owner. Listen to the stories of Mr. Duoc's life during the war while enjoying the drink and then visit his tea plantation. You will learn how to pick the best tea leaves to make the most wonderful beverage in Vietnam. Carry on with the tea production at his small workshop, where most of the work is manual.
Then have a short drive to Moc village, where you will meet your next host Mrs. Chin, who will teach you how to cook local Vietnamese dishes. Later have the meals you made for lunch in a beautiful tropical garden.
Have a short break after lunch, and join Mrs. Chin for a walk around the village. You will visit some local families to understand the rural lifestyle and learn how tofu, conical hats, and other local products are made. Then have a cycling trip through beautiful paddy fields.
Wrap up your countryside tour with traditional feet soak in warm water with herbs, following the traditional recipes of the Muong ethnic minority. It will relax you (and your feet) after cycling around the village.
Later, enjoy a transfer from Ba Vi back to your accommodation.
Overnight in Hanoi.
3
Hanoi - Travel to Mai Hich (B/D)
Leave Hanoi around 8 am and travel towards Mai Hich, Mai Chau. The peaceful town Mai Hich is situated in a stunningly beautiful valley surrounded by verdant green mountains and is famous for its breathtaking scenery and friendly hill tribes people. Enjoy the tranquillity of the paddy fields on the way. Limestone peaks climbing in the background and banks of green line the road, and you’ll take regular stops to admire the view across the lush valleys. Upon arrival in Mai Hich, you will be greeted by the village hosts at the local homestay.
In the afternoon, walk or cycle to discover the surrounding villages, and enjoy the beauty of surrounding nature, there's also the opportunity to help local farmers to plant rice seeds into the fields. Or you can sample the rice wine produced in this region.
Overnight in Mai Hich.
4
Mai Hich Hiking (B/L/D)
You start the easy hike along the Xia River and the primeval forests to Ban Buoc. Along the way, you will pass through Den, Ngo, Xum, Thai, and Muong villages where a variety of minority groups with their own unique culture and languages are living. Return to Mai Hich by a pleasant bamboo raft ride along the Xia river crossing rice and corn fields, observing the daily life of local people. Back at the homestay, relax with a cold drink while watching the sunset over the peaceful mountains.
Overnight in Mai Hich.
5
Travel From Mai Hich To Ninh Binh (B)
Today is dedicated to exploring the villages and scenic countryside of provincial Vietnam. The journey from Mai Chau to Ninh Binh is fairly easy and leisurely paced. You'll have plenty of opportunities to take some photos of the surrounding valleys, sugarcane farms, and rice paddies that compose the landscape. The final stop for the day is the small town of Ninh Binh. Ninh Binh province is known for its spectacular limestone karst scenery, lush rice paddies and gently flowing waterways. Then you take a nice sampan ride in Van Long which will take you through the picturesque landscapes of the tormented mountains, planted in the middle of the rice fields.
Overnight in Ninh Binh.
6
Explore The Magnificent Halong Bay (B/L/D)
In the morning, check out of the hotel, and get transferred to Halong Bay by private car.
On arrival at the pier, you will board the cruise and enjoy the fantastic views of limestone rocks and the karst grottoes. Have an utterly delicious seafood lunch and enjoy the time at the sundeck exploring the Bay.
The cruise will stop in a secret place where you will spend time kayaking or swimming, so you can explore the karst grottoes closer. Towards the evening, you will return to the boat for an early dinner, followed by some time at leisure. You can optionally attend the activities taking part on the boat or just relax.
Overnight on cruise.
7
Halong Bay - Hanoi - Flight To Hue (B/L)
Rise early today to view the sunrise at the wonder of nature with breakfast served in the dining room. A Tai Chi class on the sun deck will awake your mind and muscles.
Then head off to visit the limestone cave full of stalagmites and stalactites. After your exploration return to the boat to check out and enjoy the brunch while the cruise is sailing back to the harbor. Later you will be transferred to Hanoi, from where you will take a flight to Hue.
Overnight in Hue.
8
Hue City Tour (B/L) - group tour
Hue City is the cultural, political, and economic center of the Thua Thien Hue province, and used to be an old imperial city of Vietnam under the Nguyen Dynasty.
During this time, the most remarkable architectural monuments were constructed, which now are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Your guide will meet you at your hotel around 8:00-8:30 am.
Start your exploration with the boat trip on the Perfume River to Thien Mu pagoda, which is the oldest pagodas in Hue. Then visit the Imperial Citadel, where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. Here you will also visit the Royal Antiques Museum to see the collection of ornaments from the Nguyen dynasty. Then head to the bustling Dong Ba market.
Have delicious Vietnamese lunch. In the afternoon, we will head to Khai Dinh’s Tomb, which combines traditional Vietnamese style with a European touch, making it unique from the other tombs in Hue. Then explore Minh Mang's Tomb, which represents the Confucian style. On the way, you will also visit conical hats and incense sticks villages.
You will be back at your hotel around 16:00-17:00.
Overnight in Hue.
9
Transfer From Hue To Hoi An Via Scenic Hai Van Pass (B)
Have breakfast at the hotel and get ready for your transfer to Hoi An by private vehicle via the magnificent Hai Van Pass. Also known as “The Cloudy Pass” this winding mountain road overlooks the lush countryside, sandy beaches, and the blue waters of the East Sea.
Upon arrival in Hoi An, you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Overnight in Hoi An.
10
Hoi An Leisure (B)
Have a free day to explore Hoi An at your own pace. The best way to explore this charming town is to rent a bicycle at the hotel and cycle around the town towards the riverside or the beach. At the beach, you will find many small cafes where you could relax with a fresh fruit drink after swimming. The water in the sea is warm and calm.
You could visit a tailor-shop which could make you and your loved ones a new piece of clothes, bag or shoes overnight.
In the evening we recommend you to walk around the Old Town area, which looks charming when the shops light their lanterns. You and would feel like being in a fairy-tale. And don’t skip the colorful performances organized on the street in the evening.
Overnight in Hoi An.
11
Hoi An - Flight To Ho Chi Minh - Ho Chi Minh City Tour (B)
Have breakfast at the hotel and relaxing time before boarding a flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City. The approximate flight time is one hour and 30 minutes. Upon your arrival, you will be transferred from the airport to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City’s center.
In the afternoon, take a trip to visit Independence Palace, also known as the Reunification Palace, which was built on the sight of the former Norodom palace. The Independence palace is a widely known landmark of Ho Chi Minh City and was designed by the architect Ngo Viet Thu. Continue seeing the beautiful structures from the French Colonial times such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, and the historic Central Post Office. Following the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum, the museum has a vast display of both the Indochina wars.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
12
Ho Chi Minh City – Ben Tre – Can Tho (B/L)
Kickstart your day with a hearty breakfast, and a trip to Mekong Delta follows. The guide will meet you at the hotel lobby around 7:15-7:30 am, and you will head to My Tho, which lies on the left side of the Mekong River.
Upon arrival, board the sampan and cruise down the river around the four beautiful islands, known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix, and Tortoise islands. Stop at Unicorn Island, walk around the country lanes and see the orchards. Visit fruit plantations and enjoy tropical fruits and folk song music performed by the local people.
Then take a hand-rowed sampan through Thoi Son canal and immerse yourself in the beauty of the countryside. Visit family workshops and honey-bee farms, and taste some honey tea and coconut candies.
Refuel yourself with a traditional Vietnamese lunch, and later cycle around the Tan Thach village, and meet the local villagers to experience the local daily life in the Mekong Delta. If you are not keen on a cycling trip, enjoy a cool breeze and a relaxing time in a hammock. Afterward, you will get to your accommodation in Can Tho.
Overnight in Can Tho.
13
Visit Famous Cai Rang Floating Market - Back to Ho Chi Minh (B/L)
Have breakfast in the early morning. Then take a leisure boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong River (Bassac River) then visit Cai Rang floating market which is the liveliest one in the whole of the region. Then have a walk to visit the fruit plantation and local noodle factory. Visit Binh Thuy communal house and Munir Ansay Pagoda - a Khmer pagoda, renowned for its unique structure.
Have lunch and return to Ho Chi Minh City.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
14
Time To Say Good Bye - Ho Chi Minh Departure (B)
Relish a healthy breakfast on the final day of your trip. Complete the hotel check-out formalities after which you can visit the local markets and buy souvenirs for your loved ones. Later, proceed for departure and board your flight back home.
Trip Ends.
HOTEL LIST:
3-star hotels:
Destination Accommodation
Hanoi Dal Vostro Hotel and Spa Hanoi or similar
Mai Hich Homestay
Ninh Binh Le Clos Di Fil Ninh Binh or similar
Ha Long Bay Le Journey Cruise or similar
Hue Cherish Hue Hotel or similar
Hoi An Kim An Hotel Hoi An or similar
Ho Chi Minh Lotus Central Hotel or similar
Can Tho Kim Tho or similar
  4-star hotels:
Destination Accommodation
Hanoi Tirant Hotel or similar
Mai Hich Homestay
Halong Bay Renea Cruise Halong or similar
Hue Eldora Hotel or similar
Hoi An Le Pavillon Luxury Hotel and Spa or similar
Ho Chi Minh Cochin Zen Hotel or similar
Can Tho Can Tho Eco Lodge
  5-star hotels:
Destination Accommodation
Hanoi The Oriental Jade Hotel and Spa or similar
Mai Hich Homestay
Halong Bay Era Cruise or similar
Hue Silk Path Grand Hue Hotel and Spa or similar
Hoi An Palm Garden Hoi An or similar
Ho Chi Minh The Myst Dong Khoi or similar
Can Tho Azerai Can Tho
Check-in room at 14:00 // Check-out room at 12:00 noon (Except Early check-in or Late check-out mentioned in the program).  
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